The Daily Beet

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10th February 20165

Adonis Cake This is a chocolate cake for the gods –moist and chocolaty with dreamy, creamy Adonis frosting. Rip’s wife, Jill, made this cake for Rip’s 49th birthday party and it was a smash! The recipe comes fro...

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26th January 2016

As a child, we always begged our mom to buy canned soup.  It seemed so appealing, and those cherubic twins (who advertised the soup) were just too darling.  But, our grandmother was always busy making homemade soup, an...

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22nd January 2016

  She is a woman on a mission.  And it includes teaching women about heart disease. Jane Esselstyn's out to let everyone know that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  According to www.goredforwome...

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21st January 2016

I've lived in Philadelphia for a long time.  I can get you anywhere you need to be and that's because I suffer from what I call the "20 Minute Syndrome."  I can weave in and out of traffic and avoid the long commuter...

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11th January 2016

I am Engine 2 I am Engine 2. This is where and how I live. I don’t live in a firehouse and I’m not a fireman. But I’m a firefighter of sorts. I have rescued my health and have regained my fitness. I’ll tell you ...

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17th December 20156

  I'm really good at trivia. I tend to remember all kinds of details and facts.  From things left over from high school Chemistry to dates and numbers.  I've got all kinds of data rolling around up there, just...

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8th December 2015

I've never been much of a baker. When the holidays roll around and you head to the neighbor's house, I am the person who gifts our friends with a beautiful batch of Mighty Muffins.  People who've never had one, are no...

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2nd December 2015

Soup.  Who doesn't love soup?  I could eat it everyday, and in fact, it seems as though I do!  Of late, I have been adding old-fashioned (thick cut) oats to the soup base, and its results are a creamy, thick soup th...

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25th November 2015

  This time of the year you can walk through any farmer’s market, and you’ll see the full spectrum of squash from butternut, acorn, crookneck, and more.  The variety is beautiful looking and tasting.   A n...

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17th November 2015

If you're plant-strong, you know that cauliflower can often be the focal point of many delicious meals.  It has jumped from being a boring side-dish to letting its fractals shine as the main course of any table. Many p...

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10th November 20153

  Looking for a delicious and quick dinner?  I think I may have found it in a recipe I am calling, "Pronto Oats Florentine."  I love anything Italian, and it is a cuisine that holds up masterfully as a plant-st...

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1st November 2015

If you’re a Drew Carey fan, you know that the theme song from his sitcom carries the message that “Cleveland Rocks!”  If you attended the 2 Forks Conference  in Cleveland this past weekend, you’ll have to agree...

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29th September 20152

We got our first microwave in 1980.  It had a dial instead of buttons.  I remember cooking in it as a kid - poorly I might add.  It changed the way things were done at our house.  We didn't have to 'cook' any more,...

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10th September 201514

Meal planning can be tough, especially with our busy lives.  Everyone has more on their plate these days.  Maintaining a plant-based lifestyle can be even easier than the standard American diet.  A little planning...

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9th September 20151

I live in Pennsylvania, and just a few miles from my house is Kennett Square, PA, the "Mushroom Capital of the World."  Invite me to your house, and I will come with freshly picked mushrooms for you to enjoy. With so m...

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25th August 2015

Carrots.  Who doesn't love carrots?  I've been rather spoiled this summer with so many delicious varieties, and in so many colors, from deep purple, golden yellow, bright orange, and more. I am also very fond of hum...